It was an honour - Woods

It was an honour - Woods

Josh Woods said it was an honour to play for Wigan in the Challenge Cup after the Warriors progressed to the Quarter Finals following a 10-28 win at Hull KR on Sunday.

Woods was a late replacement for George Williams after the Wigan number six missed out with a wrist injury.

“It’s a massive experience. I’ve made a few Super League appearances now and to play in the Challenge Cup for Wigan is a massive honour.” Woods said.

“George is a class player and everyone knows that. He’s one of the best in the world and I just had to try and take my opportunity.”

The half back got Wigan’s first try of the afternoon, as he sidestepped Josh Johnson to ease over the line.

Wigan struggled to overcome a dogged Hull KR side though and Woods said the game didn’t play out as they would have liked.

Woods said: “I’m glad I got the first try but it was about the team winning today.

“We wanted it fast flowing with no errors or penalties but it was very much a stop-start game so we had to adapt to that and we just got through in the end.

“We knew we had to stop giving penalties away and get back into a set for set mentality, we were confident we would grind them down in the end.”

The Cherry and Whites move onto the quarter finals and have been drawn to play Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on the weekend 2nd-3rd June.

Woods said: “The main thing is we got through to the next round and we’ll take anybody at this stage. They’re all good teams so it’s going to be a tough game whoever you play.”

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